Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) is the umbrella organisation for the 12 Regional Orienteering squads based on the British Orienteering Regions.
JROS was set up to further develop the junior orienteering talent which is nurtured by the Regional Squads.
The Stockholm training camp is aimed at M/W17’s and is held around the middle of August. Accommodation is at the ‘OK Ravinen’ club hut and because of its proximity to central Stockholm use is made of public transport to training and competition venues. The camp usually accommodates 16-20 athletes.
The camp runs from Tuesday 17th August – Sunday 29th August 2021
Selection policy now available
The Deeside training camp is based at Templars’ Park, Maryculter on the banks of the River Dee near Aberdeen. The camp is for around 18 athletes, the final number being determined by the Selectors and the Team Manager.
The camp is planned to run from Saturday 24th July – Saturday 31st July 2021
Selection policy is now available.
The Lagganlia training camp is based at the Lagganlia OEC near Aviemore. It is aimed at M/W14’s and takes place around the last week in July. There are usually about 24 places for athletes on the camp.
The camp is planned to run from Saturday 24th July – Saturday 31st July 2021.
Selection policy now available
The Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) are organising the usual four summer camps for juniors: 14s – 20s. Camps will be held at Lagganlia (near Aviemore), Deeside, Stockholm and Gothenburg. However these camps all run on volunteers and to run these camps successfully we need coaches and staff to help. This is a fantastic way for coaches to gain experience and swap ideas which they can use in their own coaching.
See the availability form for further details
A4 Calendar (opens out to A3) with profits to the Junior Regional Orienteering Squads. September 2020 to December 2021 - so you get 16 months! Multiple Photographers. Orienteering scenes. Each month will also have a sponsor with an advert. Some O events will be noted on the calendar like the last one.
Still available while stocks last
As you are aware all selection races have had to be postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19.
The situation is that we cannot guarantee that the tours will still be able to proceed but at the moment we are still working on the basis that the summer tours will still go ahead.
A decision will be made by at least the end of May if it is decided that any of the tours cannot go ahead.
It is clearly not possible to use the agreed selection policies due to the number of cancelled races and the statement from British Orienteering suspending all Orienteering activities.
Accordingly the tour managers and chair of selectors have now published the amended selection policies, see the individual tour entries for the details.
Please note that should the JROS tours go ahead the subsidy to attendees is likely to be reduced due to reduced income.
What are the Objectives of JROS?
In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;
- Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
- Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
- To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
- Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
- To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches
How does it seek to meet these objectives?
Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to four in 2012 and has continued to organise and manage four since then. These comprise: Lagganlia for MW14s and some MW15s, Deeside for MW16s, Stockholm for MW17s and 18s, and Gothenburg for MW20s and 19s.
British Orienteering for 2021 are holding a camp for M/W15s at Bagaduish .
Since 2009, JROS has organised the Hawkshead training weekend in the autumn for M/W16’s.
JROS has also organised Coaching Courses in 2015 and 2017 for its volunteer coaches and it will seek to host further courses in the future.
‘Getting on tour’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training tours were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous tours….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion
as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)